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Dede Feldman Speaks In Los Alamos April 23

on April 18, 2018 - 8:28am
Dede Feldman
VOLA News:
Former New Mexico senator, journalist and professor of political sciences Dede Feldman will be the guest speaker at this month’s Voices of Los Alamos progressive advocacy meeting.
Feldman’s presentation will be based on her new book, Another Way Forward, which highlights the work of non-profits, social enterprises, and grassroots organizations traveling another route to economic development and healthy communities.
This free event is 6:30-7:30 p.m., April 23 at the Unitarian Church, 1738 N. Sage Loop in Los Alamos. The public is welcome to attend.

Council Approves Public Works Department FY 2019 Proposed Budget

on April 17, 2018 - 7:57pm

Los Alamos County Public Works Director Philo Shelton presents his department's FY2019 proposed budget of $34,871,948. The department consists of nine divisions; Administration, Airport, Custodial, Environmental Services, Engineering and Project Management, Facilities, Fleet, Traffic & Streets and Atomic City Transit. Council tentatively approved the Public Works budget 6-0, Council Vice Chair Christine Chandler had to leave early. Photo by Carol A.

Second Night Of County Budget Hearings Underway

on April 17, 2018 - 6:49pm

The second night of the Los Alamos County FY2019 Budget Hearings are underway in Council Chamber at the Municipal Building at 1000 Central Ave. Council is listening to Community Development Department Director Paul Andrus present his department's proposed budget as County Budget and Performance Manager Karen Kendall looks on at right. Council tentatively approved 6-1 the proposed budget for the CDD of $1,878,307. Councilor James Chrobocinski cast the no vote. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

The second night of the Los Alamos County FY2019 Budget Hearings are underway in Council

Council Approves County Clerk’s Proposed Budget

on April 17, 2018 - 6:14pm

Los Alamos County Clerk Naomi Maestas, left, and Chief Deputy Clerk Adrianna Ortiz presented Monday evening the County Clerk's Office proposed budget of $597,078 for FY 2019. Council tentatively approved the budget 7-0. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Council Approves County Attorney’s Office FY 2019 Proposed Budget

on April 17, 2018 - 6:08pm

Los Alamos County Attorney Alvin Leaphart at the County Budget Hearings Monday evening presented his proposed budget of $703,539 for FY2019. Council tentatively approved his budget 7-0. Photo by Carol A. Clark/


Udall, Heinrich, Pearce Urge USPS To Maintain Permanent Post Office In Pie Town

on April 17, 2018 - 4:11pm

The Post Office in Pie Town, N.M. Courtesy photo


New Mexico Congressional Delegation News:

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich and U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce sent a letter to Postmaster General Megan Brennan to express concerns with the temporary suspension of operations at the post office in Pie Town, N.M. and urged the United States Postal Service (USPS) to keep a permanent post office open in Pie Town.

USPS recently announced that beginning close of business on April 27, 2018, operations at the Pie Town Post Office will be temporarily suspended due to the condition of

National President Susana French Joins New Mexico Federation Of Democratic Women At Spring Meeting

on April 17, 2018 - 9:33am

National Federation of Democratic Women President Susana French


The New Mexico Federation of Democratic Women (NMFDW) announced today, that the National Federation of Democratic Women (NFDW) President Susana French will be coming to New Mexico to keynote their Spring Meeting in Los Lunas. The event is open to the public, but space is limited. Those interested in attending should email for tickets.

New Mexico Federation of Democratic Women President, Pam Cordova said, “New Mexico is the place to be for Democratic politics this year.

Letter To The Editor: Support Christine Chandler For Dist. 43 ... Backbone, Brains, Listens, Cares For Citizens

on April 17, 2018 - 8:09am
Los Alamos

Christine Chandler is our choice to represent District 43 at the New Mexico State Legislature. She will be filling some big shoes, but we know with her background she will do a great job.

Christine has served on the Los Alamos County Council for many years, including as vice-chair of the council. She served, and continues to serve, with courage, integrity and honor. Christine has worked in the legislature for several years as a legislative analyst and understands the job of state representative.

Christine served on the Charter Review Committee when the